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On Our Radar: Gossip Girl

Get ready for some eye candy...of the clothing persuasion. The CW's new fall show "Gossip Girl" may be set at a Manhattan private school, but the three main female characters, Blair, Serena, and Jenny, will not just be wearing plaid.

The show is styled by costume designer Eric Daman, who worked with Pat Field on "Sex and the City" (!). Of his vision for the Gossip Girls, he says: "These girls have become like muses, and they know these young New York designers are right there with the ones on the verge. It's almost like they discover them before the buyers discover them."

Each character has a unique style, be it sophisticated, laid-back, or quirky, but between the three of them, their wardrobes run the gamut from Alice Ritter, Lanvin, Vena Cava, Alexander Wang, 3.1 Phillip Lim and Peter Som to Marc Jacobs, Miu Miu, and Chanel. In other words, lots and lots of clothes. Fab clothes.

As Blake Lively, who plays Serena, estimates, she tried on more than 500 dresses in two months between all the fittings for filming, publicity stills, and editorial shoots. Jelly much?

Photos courtesy of The CW

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candy13 candy13 9 years
The show is incredible and the clothes are amazing and the characters are beautiful and funny and great to watch
Chacco Chacco 9 years
i love this show! and they have great clothes! never read the book tho
nissyoh nissyoh 9 years
GG is officially my new favourite TV show. I guess spoiled little rich kids always have a place on TV ;)
PinkNC PinkNC 9 years
I don't know about the book either.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 10 years
well having read the book, the clothes wont be on any of these people for long. tired of oversexed, spoiled teenager shows....when is that going to stop?
Starryeyeddreamer Starryeyeddreamer 10 years
I haven't seen the pilot yet but I'm willing to give it a try because Schwartz created it. I just hope it's as good as all the hype makes it out to be.
mills mills 10 years
Chuck is a bit of a dissapointment but I managed to get my hands on the pilot via a friend and the show is very, very good. Keeping almost exactly to the book. Congrats Mr Schwartz.
Kate-Marie Kate-Marie 10 years
I read all the books, so I'm super excited for the TV show! The wardrobe looks amazing, but I don't think it will be influential in the way The O.C. was. I miss The O.C.!!
fashiontoronto fashiontoronto 10 years
I've never read the books but I've heard they're quite entertaining...looks like I'll definitely be tuning in to an episode of this, it seems like fun :)
yellowtulip yellowtulip 10 years
this has made me curious. i gotta see it now!
beleza beleza 10 years
I CAN'T WAIT FOR THE SHOW!!!!! I have every book! I love it!! Ahhh. Can't wait for the prequel book to come out too.
c0rkie c0rkie 10 years
i want to be on the show just to wear the clothes :D
KathleenxCouture KathleenxCouture 10 years
I've read all the books and they were by far my favorite teen lit novels! I LOVE IT! I am soooooo excited for this series and to see how it compares to the books. Although Jenny in the book isn't exactly who i pictured in the series. and yes they are all FAB
LeninaCrowne LeninaCrowne 10 years
cant wait for this series!
ThePerfectScore ThePerfectScore 10 years
The books were sooo good... read them all cover to cover a few times... I'm already disappointed in the casting decisions... so it better be good b/c I will be the biggest critic... but I wont miss an episode!
bellanatella bellanatella 10 years
Agreed with Scarlet. I loved Gossip Girl, own every one of the books, and got almost the entire student body of my school addicted (I'm thirteen, shut up, haha). But, my favourite characters were Vanessa and Dan. WHERE IS VANESSA? :'( And Jenny's supposed to have bouncy brown curls and huge...ahem...assets.
demeter demeter 10 years
Those kids definitely look like they're going to be painful to watch but who knows. I like Schwartz, he made my OC so maybe I'll try this out.
catita85 catita85 10 years
i´ll probably be watching.. i still miss the OC
potterlove potterlove 10 years
I absolutely loved reading the books. Its kinda like my school, minus everyone having really fab clothes! Like just some-some dress up in designer, and that's on the down-low so its not over done. I just can't wait for it to show!!
sophistiquer sophistiquer 10 years
when does this show start? i liked reading some of the books, "mind trash," as i liked to call it.
AmyLizK AmyLizK 10 years
Rachel Zoe does the Facts of Life anyone??
em113 em113 10 years
i dont understand the comment about the actors not being as hot as the characters are written. I think the actress that plays blair is beyond beautiful and the guy playing the artsy dude (dan i think?) is very cute whereas in the book he never seemed particularly attractive
quyenann quyenann 10 years
loove the gossip girls! i can't wait to watch the show AND to check out their wardrobe
nati nati 10 years
wow!, I'll watch it!
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